## axiom

**Richard Elwes**explores how these questions brought triumph to one man and ruin to another, ventures to the limits of mathematics and finds that, with infinity, you're spoilt for choice.

**Richard Elwes**continues his investigation into Cantor and Cohen's work. He investigates the

*continuum hypothesis*, the question that caused Cantor so much grief.

**Runner up in the general public category**. Great minds spark controversy. This is something you'd expect to hear about a great philosopher or artist, but not about a mathematician. Get ready to bin your stereotypes as

**Rebecca Morris**describes some controversial ideas of the great mathematician David Hilbert.

**Robert Hunt**concludes our Origins of Proof series by asking what a proof really

*is*, and how we know that we've actually found one. One for the philosophers to ponder...

**Jon Walthoe**explains the tricks involved and how great thinkers like Pythagoras, Newton and Gödel tackled the problems.